Communities are stronger
when every voice is heard.
Communities are stronger
when every voice is heard.
Communities are stronger
when every voice is heard.
Communities are stronger
when every voice is heard.

ConTextos uses the power of literary and art education to promote healing and reflection, and to foster critical thinking and dialogue through personal storytelling. We seek to lift up the voices and insights of people affected by trauma, to challenge assumptions, and to provoke change.

WAYS TO TELL

Perspectives from Our Neighborhoods in Art and Words

Ways To Tell, a community-based Author/Artist led program seeks to amplify voices and inspire others to use their stories as tools to help unify and transform Chicago. ConTextos alumni Authors and local Artists were selected to co-create public art pieces rooted in stories from their respective communities. 

Currently exhibited at 2240 gallery, Email 2240gallery@contextos.org to schedule your visit.

We Believe

Violence is not just an isolated moment between victimizer and victim. Hurt people hurt people, and violence spreads through networks: witnesses are likely to become victims are likely to become perpetrators. ConTextos aims to intervene at each point in this network of trauma by using the power of story and critical thinking to build empathy and understanding. We want to decrease violence and help individuals and communities heal, and also to create a space for all of us to imagine what a thriving community means.

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